public housing

4:51pm

Tue April 7, 2015
News

Investigating Richmond's neglected public housing complexes

Rhonda Marshall, a longtime resident of Hacienda
Lacy Atkins // San Francisco Chronicle

Residents at the Hacienda Housing Complex in Richmond are finally able to relocate from the mold and rodent filled public housing units they’ve lived in for years. In a press conference held earlier this year, Richmond Mayor Tom Butts announced that the residents will receive federally funded vouchers to move into private housing while Hacienda goes through renovations. Hacienda is one of the most poorly maintained public housing complexes in a city with one of the worst housing agencies in the country.

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12:00am

Mon January 5, 2015
Politics

Your Call: How do public policies continue to determine today's racial segregation patterns?

Explosives bring down the Pruitt-Igoe public housing towers in St. Louis in 1972. Some former residents got housing assistance to settle in Ferguson and other inner-ring suburbs.
Wikipedia Commons

On the January 5th, 2015 edition of Your Call, we'll speak with Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute and fellow at UC Berkeley. He argues that government actions like racially explicit zoning, public housing segregation, and federal requirements for white-only suburbs systemically segregated African Americans and set the stage for the protests and racial tension following the Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri. How was our racial landscape created? And what's the way forward? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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12:00am

Thu April 3, 2014

1:47pm

Thu June 27, 2013
Arts & Culture

Oakland-born artist Ise Lyfe explores housing as a human right

Before artist and performer Ise Lyfe became Ise Lyfe, he was Isaac Brown, growing up in East Oakland, probably playing Nintendo games like he is right now. We’re in a bedroom in an apartment with these old video games, hat boxes, and vintage clothes – all carefully placed to capture what public housing units like the one we’re standing in must have looked like back in the day.

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1:14pm

Wed May 1, 2013
City Visions: May 6, 2013

Re-imagining Public Housing in SF

Rendition of Hunters Point development in Bayview Hunters Point

City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss what the future may hold for public housing in San Francisco. How can the city improve living conditions, ensure a reliable source of funding, and ensure an adequate stock of safe and affordable housing for residents?

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